Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's been awhile

I have not had a chance to write about my progress, but thought I would give a little update. Things are still going on track and I am starting to notice a few positive changes. For the most part I have stayed under my target calorie intake and have been doing moderate exercise. For the past week and a half I have walked my sweet boys, Brutice and Woodrow. It’s getting much easier, it doesn’t feel like they are walking me as much…. Well as long as they don’t see any critters we are good!

The one thing that I am really proud about is that I have managed to keep going. No matter if one night I may eat something not on my meal plan, I’m not letting it sabotage my whole routine for just one meal. Before I would get so frustrated with myself if I couldn’t resist one craving and then the next day all the bad habits started all over again. I was left feeling hopeless and like a lost cause. I finally realized it doesn’t have to be that way. I know I can change my habits and lifestyle and will reap the benefits from it, so I am all about it. No more excuses or letting others let me down. This is something for me . So speaking of all about me………… I am so excited to report that I am officially down one pant size! One pair of pants that I have are so large now, nothing on my natural body will hold them up. Matter of fact I had lost them as I was walking across the parking lot at my job….. one embarrassing moment that I can laugh about! It is so nice to finally see a bit of a physical result. It just feeds me the reassurance that I am on my way. I think I am finally at peace with knowing it will take time, but once I’m where I want to be I know I will continue to take the time to stay that way.

Now it's not a success story overy night. I am struggling with a few areas still. For one, water. I am not allowing myself anything else, but I am just not a big drinker of any kind. I may have a drink with each meal, but not always. I have tried having a jug of water at my desk and keep a cup on my desk and fill it up first thing, but I’m lucky if I finish that. I am over the water is not exciting enough for me bit, it’s just I don’t get thirsty….. (wow wish that was my problem with food. Could you imagine having a fresh baked loaf of bread sitting on your desk all day, and never touch it cause you never get hungry). I wanted to go 21 days with drinking 8 glasses of 8 oz of water a day. To start I think I may need to set my alarm to remind me to drink a glass. I know that may seem drastic, but I think that might work for me. Who knows unless I try it, right?

The other thing I want to incorporate is the intensity of my workouts. I am gradually getting stronger and more energy, so I have been increasing the workouts a bit. Once I reach my goal for my water, I will up my workout routine by a few notches.

Well folks have a great day and thanks for reading!


  1. I have trouble with water too so you are not alone.

    Now that I have lost some weight it will be a lot easier to come up with a feasible workout regimen.

  2. Congratulations on the pants size!! You are doing great! (And your doggies are so precious) :)

  3. Aw, those boys make me smile so much! :)

    You are doing so great sweetie! The alarm for the water is a good idea. And I love the thought of 'what if you had a loaf of fresh bread on your desk and didn't eat it all day..." that WOULD be awesome. When we feel like we have conquered this beast, maybe we should put something on the edge of our desk everyday, and never eat it. I would be so proud of myself every day.

    Keep up the good work. Maybe when you wanna up your workout you could come run with me? :)